• La Grange, Texas
June 13, 2019 - September 29, 2019
The Texas Quilt Museum will merge the fantastical with the traditional with its summer exhibits, featuring a free appearance and guest lecture by one of the art form’s most noted names!
“As Paula has said, the word ‘kaleidoscope’ promises surprise and magic, change and chance. Paula Nadelstern’s amazing quilts sparkle with these elements,” says Museum Curator Dr. Sandra Sider. “Most of these works are quilted by hand, and several of them feature fabrics designed by the maker whose work was included in The Twentieth Century's 100 Best American Quilts. Come and enjoy the fascinating world of Paula’s beautiful quilts!”
On her website, Nadelstern expounds on her work. “Exploding with visual excitement, a kaleidoscopic design organizes an abundance of light and color, form and motion into a complex and coherent image,” she writes. “My goal is to harmoniously integrate the idea of a kaleidoscope with the techniques and materials of quiltmaking. I try to free myself from a conventional sense of fabric orderliness, seeking a random quality in order to imitate the succession of chance interlinkings and endless possibilities synonymous with kaleidoscopes.”
Nadelstern will also make an appearance at the Museum and give a free lecture about her work and the exhibit on Saturday, June 29, at 3 pm. Museum admission is free beginning at 2 pm.
Paula Nadelstern - Kaleidoscopic XVIII: Chai
Texas Quilt Museum
140 W. Colorado St.
La Grange, TX 78945